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Apr 26, 2022
| ISBN 9780593136140
Apr 26, 2022
| ISBN 9780593136157
Apr 26, 2022 | ISBN 9780593136140
Apr 26, 2022 | ISBN 9780593136157
The Italian wine bible for a new generation—a superstar sommelier and restaurateur explores the dynamic world of contemporary Italian wine.As an acclaimed sommelier with an intense focus on this beloved region, Joe Campanale is one of the key advocates and storytellers of Italian wine. In his debut, Vino, he tells the thrilling story of the dynamic landscape of Italian wine today: how a new generation of winemakers are embracing the land in every way by eschewing popular international styles, championing long-forgotten native grapes, and adopting sustainable approaches best suited for their local climates. To reexamine what Italian wine is now, and importantly, what it could be, Joe proposes a new rubric of quality based on three overlapping values: native grapes, exceptional terroir, and talented winemakers. He explores the exciting new trends and styles of wine to which this renaissance of artisanal wine has given birth–from pét-nats and orange wines to aged white wines and more. Joe’s epic quest through Italy’s twenty regions takes him from the steep hills of Valle d’Aosta to the near-tropical climates of Sicily, as he uncovers and profiles the diversity of wines and producers in each, inspiring readers to seek out these specific wines themselves to try. The stunning beauty of these areas is captured by photographer Oddur Thorisson, making this book as transportive as it is educational. Readers will meet scores of interesting characters deeply devoted to their craft and leave with a new appreciation of the fruits of their labor and a profound understanding of why there’s never been a better time to drink Italian wine. Throughout, readers will learn about exceptional producers and bottles to look out for the next time they’re in a favorite wine shop or perusing a wine list.
JOSHUA DAVID STEIN is a Brooklyn-based author and journalist. He was a restaurant critic for The New York Observer and has been… More about Joshua David Stein
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